Internships

Internships connect classroom study to the real world of law, politics, policy and business and help students to clarify career goals and network with professionals. Students majoring in political science are strongly encouraged to pursue internships.

Majors have the opportunity to complete semester-long state government internships placing them with an experienced professional in a position best suited to their interests and goals. Outstanding students may be invited to participate in a weeklong congressional internship in Washington, D.C. The department also assists students in finding a wide variety of other internships.

State government internships have included:

  • Department of Children, Youth and Families
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environmental Management
  • Department of Health
  • District Court
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Family Court
  • General Assembly
  • House Minority Leader
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • Office of the Secretary of State

Other internships have included:

  • Consulate-General of Japan in Boston
  • Free Burma Rangers
  • International Institute Rhode Island
  • Office of the U.S. Senator from Louisiana
  • Office of the U.S. Senator from Maine
  • Office of the U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court
  • U.S. Naval War College, Department of Joint Military Operations
  • U.S. Naval War College, Staff Judge Advocate Office